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Film Reviews

Halftime Flop.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk May Be A Great Book, But Its Nuance Is Wholly Lost In Ang Lee's Big Screen Adaptation. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Direct...

Life On Arrival.

By Focusing On Language Over Conflict, Alien Encounter Epic Arrival Beings A Real Humanity To Intergalactic Awe. Arrival. Director: Dennis Villeneuve. Write...

The Good Doctor.

Thanks To Its Visual Spectacle and The Charms Of Its Star, Doctor Strange Indeed Does The Trick. Doctor Strange. Director: Scott Derrickson. Writers: Jon Sp...

Almost Certain.

Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women Is Two-Thirds Of The Way Toward Being A Great Film. Certain Women. Director: Kelly Reichardt. Writer: Kelly Reichardt. Cast:...

A Spirited Take.

As The Only Major Horror Release of Note This Halloween Season, It's A Good Thing Ouija: Origin of Evil Succeeds. Ouija: Origin of Evil. Director: Mike Flanag...

Maid To Measure.

Oldboy Director Chan-Wook Park's The Handmaiden Is A Masterclass In Storytelling Timelines. The Handmaiden. Director: Chan-Wook Park. Writers: Seo-Kyung Chu...

Not So Sweet.

American Honey Is A Bore, But Dallas-Bred Lead Actress Sasha Lane Shows Promise. American Honey. Director: Andrea Arnold. Writer:: Andrea Arnold. Cast: Sash...

A Great Roar.

Shin Godzilla Will Divide The Fan Base But Is An Excellent Return To Form For The Classic Creature. Shin Godzilla/Godzilla Resurgence. Directors: Hideaki Anno...

Crazy Train.

The Girl On The Train Is A Solid Thriller, But Nothing More. The Girl on the Train. Director: Tate Taylor. Writer: Emily Cressida Wilson. Cast: Emily Blunt,...

Almost Home.

Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine Is Best When It Focuses On Family. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Director: Tim Burton. Writer: Jane Goldman. Cast...
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